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Picasso Clownfish: Rare fish or overpriced?

Excited here to show of the latest edition to my nano aquarium—these Grade A Picasso Clownfish. What are Picasso Clownfish? Picasso clownfish are Percula clownfish that possess a naturally occurring variation in their coloration and striping pattern. According to Live Aquaria, most of the Picassos in the hobby today are thought to have originated back from ORA Farms. What makes …

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Five Best Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners

5 Best Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners What makes a fish species a great saltwater aquarium fish for beginners?  There are a few key attributes that are most important if you are a looking to add a great community fish to your saltwater aquarium. A great saltwater aquarium fish for beginners must be: Hardy Vibrant Inexpensive Non-aggressive Hardiness To be a …

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Bicolor Angelfish: Centropyge bicolor

Bicolor Angelfish Guide Thinking about adding the Bicolor Angelfish to your mixed reef tank? You may want to think again. I had seen a beautiful specimen in a local fish store recently and set out to understand the husbandry needs to determine if it is a good addition to the tank. If you are thinking about keeping this species in …

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Green Chromis: Chromis viridis

Green Chromis Care Guide The Chromis viridis, commonly called Green Chromis or Blue Green Chromis is one of the most popular fish species in the entire aquarium trade because of their very affordable price, great coloration, the boldness and energy they bring to the tank and the fact that they tend to shoal and are often purchased to creat that …

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Purple firefish: Nemmateleotris decora

Purple Firefish Guide The Nemmateleotris decora, commonly known as Purple Firefish, Purple Dartfish, Flame Firefish, Decorated Dartfish, Fire Goby or Decorated Firefish, the Indo-west-Pacific Ocean area in 1973. Its natural coloration is white to various degrees of yellow shades, with deep purple hues beginning at the head and ending in various maroon shades at the tips of its fins. Purple …

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Lawnmower Blenny Aquarium Care: Salarias fasciatus

Lawnmower Blenny Aquarium Care The Lawnmower Blenny, Salarias fasciatus, is a peaceful community saltwater fish with a great personality and truly earns the name lawnmower, by mowing down microalgae in your tank. As is typical for any saltwater fish, the lawnmower blenny is also known by several other names, including Algae Blenny, Sailfin Blenny, Rock Blenny or Jeweled Rockskipper Blenny. …

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Coral Beauty Angelfish: Centropyge bispinosus

Introduction to keeping the Coral Beauty Angelfish The Coral Beauty Angelfish is a very popular saltwater fish among all hobbyist aquarists, because of tis beautiful colors and hardiness. Scientists call it Centropyge bispinosus, while people have given it other common names, such as Spined Angelfish, Dusky Angelfish or Coral Beauty. Its colors may vary depending on where it was found in …